When universities are seen as favouring one position on the Palestine/Israel issue, their ability to uphold academic freedom as a fundamental tenet of democracy is jeopardized.
ChatGPT is a sophisticated AI program that generates text from vast databases. But it doesn’t understand the information it produces, which also can’t be verified through scientific means.
Forcing universities to only serve the needs of the labour market undermines their abilities to educate students and conduct research.
Labour unrest at universities is a matter of public interest. That’s why support for local, independent media outlets to provide in-depth coverage of university strikes is so important.
In formal consensus decision-making, no proposal is adopted until every concern is heard, understood and addressed. Here’s how it can work.
In its present form, the new Higher Education Bill lacks a governance framework that addresses the complaints of fee-paying students.
The true value of tenure goes beyond protection of the individual. It protects society from ideologically motivated restructuring as an alternative to poor performance management.
Pairing disability counsellors with post-secondary instructors to help them design classes is one way colleges and universities can improve their efforts to support students with disabilities.
Green jobs go beyond solar panel installation and wind turbine maintenance. They’re found in fields from design to economics and in many types of management.
Governments and universities have failed to prepare for an increase in housing demand amid planned enrolment growth in higher education and a crisis driven by treating housing as an investment.
Equity, diversity and inclusion policies are being used to obtain status and financial benefit. It’s the very antithesis of EDI as a tool for democratic and equitable citizenship.
The proposed new university would be called Adelaide University and open in 2026, with the aim of becoming Australia’s biggest university for domestic students.
Trigger warnings are increasingly ubiquitous but recent research finds they are ineffective, and possibly harmful, if used in a tokenistic way.
A gap year is dedicated time to explore who you are. It is not an indication you won’t return to further study.
Name microaggression refers to negative assumptions about people with ethnic-sounding birth names. This can lead to bigger acts of discrimination, which causes harm to people with these names.
Each year, the same narrow narrative about ‘top students’ appears in the media after year 12 results. New research talks to students who are the first in their families to go to university
Orthodox Jewish communities are still difficult places for many LGBTQ people. Yet the view, once ubiquitous, that Orthodox tradition is incompatible with their identities is gradually shifting.
Engineers say the current ‘iron ring’ ritual is steeped in colonial worldviews and excludes the public from understanding engineers’ ethical obligations.
Despite a recent crash in value, universities are using cryptocurrencies for a variety of purposes and reasons.
University staff to walk out for three days in what may be the largest ever in the higher education sector.